These are the classifications that will be used to describe the
program that can inhabit the virtual machine, it is by no means
and the list should hopefully grow in time. The classifications
for how the system creates new variation.
Hybrid: The system has two or more different ways of creating
Singular: The system consists of programs that modify there own
Dual: The system consists of programs that modify other programs
Blind: the method doesn't take into account the environment to perform an
Fixed: the action that occurs in a fixed way.
Dictionary: the action chooses its value from a list
Sensitive: The action chooses its value dependant upon stimulus from
an external source. Not compatible with blind.
Historical: The action takes into consideration previous actions to
perform the task
Variation: This specifies that the action modifiers refer to what
variation takes place
Location: This specifies that the action modifiers refer to where in
the genome the
A singular, blind dictionary variational, sensitive historic locational
system, would be one where the variation is applied by one program to its
descendants by selecting a location by looking at the code of the program
and taking into consideration how well previous variations at theat sort
of code have done. And then applying a random variation from a look up
table to that location.
Wed Jul 2 16:57:24 BST 2003